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Israel legalises settler homes on private Palestinian land

Though the legislation, passed by a vote of 60 to 52, was backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s right-wing coalition, it has raised tensions in the government.

Netanyahu close to agreeing Israel unity government: Reports

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is close to agreeing a unity government with the main opposition leader, Israeli media said on Wednesday, in a move that could help revive peace talks with the Palestinians.